Dorwart (2522) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin offwhite head of fine bubbles. Nice citrusy aroma with mangos, pineapple, light grainy malts and some lime. Color is a nice dark orange. Flavor has lots of caramel malts, light piney hops, some white pepper and grapefruit pith. Zippy and fizzy mouthfeel with a light alcohol presence. Finishes dry and puckering with lingering grapefruit. A decent IIPA.
TheJester (2509) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is way bigger than the flavour. The aroma is complex, with every non-New Zealand hop flavour being accounted for. The flavour is interesting, with stuff like tobacco and medicine, and pot, but it doesn't match up to the aroma.
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durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from Durham WBF. Had never heard of this one but quickly found out that "Blast" means "Blast of hops." Subtle this ain’t. Huge hoppy nose; over the top. Malt and tealike taste as well. More golden than orange in appearance. Maybe it was too late in the day, but this was too much for me.
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy darker golden amber color with off-white head. Pine, herbal notes, floral notes, and light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a nice stickiness for a DIPA.
AWISLguy (2487) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Jensen Beach - saving a bit yet, but had inspiration from reading article from the brewer, thanks bro! Pours Poured an orangey yellow with an off white head. Almost no lacing. Aroma has citrus and pine. And more citrus and pine. A bit of bubblegum later. Taste is of citrus and pine, heavy resin, and some sweeter caramelly malts in the solid backbone. Medium bodied and sticky. Light alcohol presence. Finishes more to the bitter side of bittersweet. This is not a top 10 DIPA, or even close to it, but it is solid and tasty, and likely this breweries’ best offering.
Calisky (2474) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur orangée, très légère mousse beige. Nez fort houblonné fruité, résine et pin, note de levures, réminiscence de fruits rouges. Gout houblonné amer, malté, caramel blond, fruits jaunes, herbes, notes menthe, baton de réglisse, légères baies avec longue amertume de pin et reglisse en fin de bouche. Very good stuff Brooklyn!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Tyler’s Taproom in Durham. Pours cloudy orange-gold with nice white head. The aroma is serious grapefruit and is hoppy as crap. The flavor is ultra piney with some grapefruit, orange, garlic, and a tiny bit of cat. Sweet malt backbone, almost like jelly. Moderately bitter finish and clean, hoppy aftertaste. Tons of hop flavor without much harshness. Nice.
Erasmus_ro (2458) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy orange with a decent, off-white head. Aroma is orange, citrus, medium pine. Taste is resinous, piney, some citrus, medium caramel. Fairly full with medium carbonation. Very easy to drink.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in the Blind Tiger NYC. Hops and fruit, orange in appearance with a thin white head, yet good lace around the glass. Bitter hops, yet sweet and fruity. Crisp, citrus fruit. Decent ale, plenty of flavour.
Slipstream (2444) - USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 On tap at Good Beer. Piney aroma. This is an astringent, resiny IPA, but it feels a bit thin. Pretty dry and woody, with a nice autumnal feel, making it appropriate for the beginning of autumn. A little orange peel and some sharp hops. It is hard to believe the ABV is over 8. This seems like a regular good IPA to me. If this is Mr. Oliver’s killer IPA, then I’m still not a convert.